Complete List of Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Airline and Hotel Transfer Partners & Bonus [2020]

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Complete List of Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Airline and Hotel Transfer Partners & Bonus [2020]

UPDATE: Chase offers 30% transfer bonus to Avios through December 9, 2020. Chase rarely has transfer bonus. 

Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR)
is the rewards points program that you earn with Chase-branded credit cards. The Ultimate Rewards points offer the best value in return when you transfer them to loyalty programs that partner with Chase. Your UR points are worth so much more when redeeming them this way. The way it works is you transfer your UR points to a frequent flyer airline for miles at 1:1 ratio, and you then can use those miles to redeem a flight that the cash price costs more than 1 cent per mile. As mentioned, you need to have a Chase-branded credit cards that earn the UR points and can directly transfer those points to Chase partners.

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Chase Airline Transfer Partners

Below are total 10 airline frequent flyer mileage programs that Chase currently partners with.

Aer Lingus
AerClub  
Air France KLM
Flying Blue
British Airways
Executive Club 
Emirates 
Emirates Skywards   
Iberia
Iberia Plus
JetBlue
TrueBlue 
Singapore Airlines
KrisFlyer
Southwest
Rapid Rewards
United Airlines
MileagePlus
Virgin Atlantic
Flying Club



Chase Hotel Transfer Partners

Currently, Chase has 3 hotel transfer partners.

Hyatt
World of Hyatt
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Rewards Club 
Marriott Bonvoy
Rewards


Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Transfer Ratio & Transfer Time

Blow is how long Chase UR points typically take to transfer based on data points from the miles and points community. Please note that, there's no fee associated with transferring Chase UR points to their airline and hotel partners.

The minimum UR points Chase requires for the transfer is 1,000 points. See the chart below:

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
Transfer Partners

Transfer Ratio
(Min. 1,000 UR Points)

Transfer Time
(No Transfer Fees)

Airline Transfer Partner Min. UR Points:Airline Miles
Aer Lingus AerClub1000:1000Instant
Air France KLM Flying Blue1000:1000Instant
British Airways Executive Club1000:1000Instant
Emirates Skywards1000:1000Instant
Iberia Plus1000:1000Instant
JetBlue TrueBlue 1000:1000Instant
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1000:1000~7 days
Southwest Rapid Rewards1000:1000Instant
United MileagePlus1000:1000Instant
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club1000:1000~2 days
Hotel Transfer Partner Min. UR Points:Hotel Points
Hyatt World of Hyatt1000:1000Instant
IHG Rewards Club1000:1000Instant
Marriott Bonvoy Rewards1000:1000~2 days


Which Chase Credit Card Earns Ultimate Rewards Points?

The following Chase credit cards earn Ultimate Rewards points. Earned UR points can directly be transferred to an airline or a hotel loyalty program that has a partnership with Chase:

The following Chase credit cards are cashback credit cards that earn UR points also, but their points must be combined with one of the above Chase cards UR points in order to transfer points to loyalty programs.


How To Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Partners?

It is important to know that transferring Chase UR points to partners is a one-way street. You cannot transfer points back to Chase once the transfer is finalized.

It is possible to perform Chase UR points to partners transfer online or on the phone. For online:
  • Sign into your Chase account. 
  • On the account summer page, scroll down all the way to the bottom until you see Ultimate Rewards section on the right hand side. Click Redeem rewards
  • Chase will ask  you which UR card you want to use for redemption. Select the UR card that can transfer to airline or hotel partner as mentioned in the "Which Chase Credit Card Earns Ultimate Rewards Points?" section. 
  • Click on where it says Earn / Use on the top section, and select Transfer to Travel Partners. (See screenshot below).
  • Select the loyalty program that you want to transfer. If it is your first time transferring UR points to a specific loyalty program, Chase will prompt you to put in your loyalty program's information. 
  • Follow the web interface to indicate how many points you want to transfer. Simply follow the prompts to finalize the transfer. 

How To Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Partners?


Should You Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Airline & Hotel Partners?

It is important to keep in mind that you cannot transfer loyalty program's points back to Chase once the transfer is completed. While transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to loyalty programs provide the best points value in return, transferring UR points to hotel points are not usually better than to airline miles. Airline miles result in the best return value of points.

The rule of thumb is transfer only if you know you are going to use those miles. Use these as a guideline to help making a decision:
  • Search and confirm the award availability of the flight that you want. 
  • Understand how that mileage program works such as how to book, mileage expiration policy, award cancellation/change policy in case you have to cancel. 
  • If you cancel, will you be able to use those miles later on? 

Generally speaking, speculative transfer can have a negative impact in a way that you are stuck with a particular airline's frequent flyer miles and are not able to use those miles. Airlines can devalue their award chart and so can hotels, and most programs has policy in place that those unused points can be expired.

For what is worth, here are my favorite Chase transfer airline partners: British Airways Executive Club, Air France KLM Flying Blue, Iberia Plus, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Southwest Rapids Rewards, United MileagePlus, and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Current & Past Transfer Bonus History

Chase is very stingy when it comes to offering transfer bonus compared to other credit card issuers. In fact, there was only one transfer bonus happened in 2019 that they offered 30% bonus when you transferred UR points to British Airways Execute Club.

Chase Transfer Partners

Transfer Bonus

Offer End Date

British Airways Executive Club30%December 9, 2020
British Airways Executive Club30%June 16, 2019
IHG Rewards Club60%August 31, 2020
Southwest Rapid Rewards20%October 31, 2020
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